St. Peter Epistle — June 6, 2009

Saturday, June 6, 2009 Tomorrow we celebrate Pentecost. Pentecost (or "fifty days") was when the Holy Spirit descended upon the Apostles. This was the fulfillment of Christ's promise that he would send them a "Comforter" who "knows all things" and would "lead them into all truth." The icon of Pentecost shows fire above the heads […]

Ascension Service at St. Paul’s on Wednesday, May 27 at 7:00pm

The season of Pentecost draws to a close this Thursday as we celebrate the Ascension of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Often this crucial holy day gets overlooked because it falls during the week when we are working. But it is important for several reasons, the most important one being that it completes Christ’s […]

St. Peter Epistle (Newsletter) — May 7, 2009

Christ is Risen! Christos Anesti! El Messieh Kahm! Christos Voskress! Krishhti Unjall! Hristus A Inviat! Christus is Opgestaan! It was very rewarding to see the good turnout at our first Divine Liturgy last Sunday. I received many appreciative comments and I am grateful for them. The turnout is a strong sign I think that the […]

Church on Sunday?

I came across this well-written, thoughtful, and thoroughly engaging article on what American Orthodoxy increasingly looks like. He looks like a regular young guy — maybe late 20s or early 30s. Head shaved to mask a receding hairline, a black goatee to offset the baldness, the gold rim of his glasses glinting beneath his dark […]

FOCUS — Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve

My brothers and sister in Christ of St. Peter Mission: Make sure to read this article and listen to the podcast. Part of our vision must be to serve the poor, in obedience to Christ’s teaching in Matthew 25. There is much we can do. Announcing a brand new humanitarian social service agency in the […]